Tag: grace

Putting in the hard work

This is part 5 of a series intended to focus on what has worked for us as we learn to walk the path laid out for us. For us, what has given us the strength to grow is a program called Celebrate Recovery. We hope that, if you haven’t already established a support system for yourself, you will give Celebrate…

He’s in the Waiting

I am not a super patient person, just ask my kids in the morning when I’ve asked them to get their insane amounts of winter gear on and get their butts out the door. Seriously though, I am in a period of waiting right now and God is revealing to me just how poorly I handle it. I think it…

I Am Worth the Fight

Life is hard. That is a given. Jesus told us that we would have trouble, but He gave us the hope that He has overcome the world. Without even being aware it was happening, I began to allow a victim mentality to creep in. I allowed this way of thinking to slowly take over until I find myself believing that…

Voices

I have spent too much time lately listening to the wrong voices. I have listened to the voices that tell me this is all too much. The voices that say I will never be able to manage this and I will fail. The voices that tell me I am a bad mom and if only I had tried harder and…

Disorderly

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscious, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. ~C.S. Lewis The Problem of Pain   I have a disorder. It’s not an official one, but it’s there. I’m the hyper kid, so being still is not my strong point. Heck, it’s not even…

Scars

I have spent years being ashamed of the scars on my arms. I was so aware of them all of the time. I wanted to hide them. I wanted to pretend that they weren’t there. I didn’t want to face the questions that might come if people saw them. I was bound up by my past. I was a prisoner.…